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Mar 18, 2013 10:30pm EDT
trepidation about whether she would adapt or not. and monroe wrote to him and said, i'm sure mrs. campbell will do ok. mrs. monroe was a little uneasy about leaving new york, but she has become a good virginian. so she teamed to have fit in the life very easily. something along those lines that really said a lot about her character from very young is, as we mentioned, she was very young. she was 17 when she married monroe. he was 28. she was from new york. he was a member of the continental congress. in october of 1786 he finished his term in congress. they went to virginia. she left her family with whom she was very close, all of her friends. went to fredricksburg, virginia, went from new york city to little dinky fredricksburg, didn't know anybody. they bounced along the bad roads from new york to fredricksburg not knowing where she was going, what was going to happen when she got there. she was seven months shy -- months shy of 18, seven months pregnant. the grueling trip and the stamina that she had to make the trip and she could do it. >> the monroes had three children, a son who died
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Mar 26, 2013 1:00am EDT
. jim campbell purchased the house and tried to restore it somewhat and saved it from being thenplete ruin and legislation was passed to make it part of the national parks service and it was the national parks service that restored the house in the 1980's. >> next is a call from marilyn in sarasota, florida. >> how are you doing? i'm enjoying your program. i'm wondering what angelica's husband, abraham did, while she was acting as hostess in the white house and where they lived while she was there? >> thank you. they lived in the white house. the president's staff always lived in the white house in the 19th century. that's why they usually had relatives because they wanted people that they got along with. if there was an available son or nephew. they lived in the white house in the family quarters and abraham was the secretary and the principle aide to his father. >> he fought in the seminole war and during the mexican war he went back and became a paid master. a hannah didn't seem to be moving figure in his life. >> what i wanted to say was that van buren was not so odd in
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